September, 2018

This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project

The Digital Project Manager

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart.

2018 196

Plausible or probable?

Musings on Project Management

Ponder this for a moment: Adding detail to the description of an uncertainty may make it seem less probable (the more you know, the less you think it will happen than a more abstract version), though it may make it more plausible Now move forward to that first tool of choice among risk managers, the risk register. The logic is this: As detail abounds and abstraction abates, plausibility Risk Management Statistics

2018 185

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

What are the project management skills that you really need to focus on today? I hear from project managers every week who aren’t sure what skills they should be building on.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Project Management for Startups & Entrepreneurs: A Quick Start Guide

ProjectManager.com

Project management can appear very formal to an outsider. That’s because project management maps out a specific, seemingly inflexible, process for initiating, monitoring and closing a project, all according to an established methodology.

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Availability is Not a Skill Set! 5 Tips for Resource Allocation

Girl's Guide to PM

“Who is free to work on this task?”. That’s something all project managers will hear at some time or another. And it isn’t the best way to allocate work to your project team members.

2018 373

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 311

Asking for Project Management Advice

Project Risk Coach

I've observed scores of project managers through the years. Some manage projects with no input from others. Others are not afraid of asking for project management advice. How about you? Have you ever been lost without a GPS or map? Not sure where you are or how to get to where you want to be?

2018 272

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. And, they’re going to be business people too.

Agile 570

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Agile project management can be a great help in a wide variety of projects, but if it is not fully understood, there will be problems. In Agile, there are unique terms and ways of working that can be bewildering for those new to the methodology.

2018 412

10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team.

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How To Make Time for Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

The best project managers invest time in professional development. It might not always be easy, but continually learning is one of the sure-fire ways of staying on top of the trends in project and programme management.

2018 331

7 Linkedin Tips for Project Professionals

Arras People

Linkedin – love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s become a premium recruitment platform (even though that wasn’t the original intention – or was it!).

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Why You Need To Say 'No' At Work (Hint: Your Work Will Get Better)

Trello

Here’s a familiar scenario: You’re up to your ears in projects. Despite this, your boss comes up with a new initiative and is asking you to spearhead it, knowing full well you’re already overloaded.

2018 235

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- ”- Chris Fussell. —. Meetings.

2018 556

How to Make a Good Impression on your New Boss

ProjectManager.com

How do you make a good impression on your new boss? Well, first you should try to understand what it means to be a boss in general. A new boss is both a fresh-faced individual, and someone who is filling a defined role. Recognize that the responsibilities of that role are largely universal.

2018 393

How many hats should a Scrum Master wear?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve run into a few situations recently where Scrum Masters (SMs) are performing multiple roles and while they might have the capacity to do so, on any moderate sized initiative, it might be difficult for them to fulfill all the responsibilities of the SM role.

SCRUM 223

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Best Agile Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I share my top picks for books on Agile, especially for those of you new to Agile or considering moving your organisation to Agile ways of working. These are my current favourite books on agile for project managers. Under the video you’ll see details of each of the books mentioned.

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Preparing for a Project Management Interview

Arras People

So you have perfected your CV and secured yourself an interview. If you’re feeling slightly nervous, that’s good, after all, if you didn’t feel some nerves you wouldn’t be human!

2018 286

Nine Awesome Benefits in the World of Stakeholder Management

Project Risk Coach

John has been failing to exploit and enhance the benefits of stakeholder management. He's not been be convinced of the benefits. Allow me to pull back the veil and share nine benefits of stakeholder management.

2018 212

What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project. No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day.

2018 296

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

How Data Visualization Tools Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

People process information differently, and there are many types of intelligences. According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, there are nine types of intelligences , which explain how individuals learn. One type of intelligence that Gardner coined is spatial, which means picture smart.

2018 396

Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. But with this emphasis on what they shouldn’t be doing, not as much gets published about the specific activities we should be doing to help them through the change.

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Women in Project Management: Koviljka Lukic

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Koviljka Lukic CAPM®, a volunteer with the PMI Chapter in Serbia, mother, sales engineer and all round lovely person. Below, Koviljka shares what it’s like to study for project management exams with small children and how she’s finding a work/life balance that works for her.

2018 201

Project Management Career Pathways: Contract or Permanent

Arras People

At Arras People we are always recruiting for a number of roles across a variety of industries. However, despite all the different variations of roles, there are two main types of employment: Permanent and Contract. Both offer different things and are likely to suit one person better than the other.

2018 275

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Four Reasons Why You Struggle to Engage Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey This is a guest post by Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence. Colin is an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

2018 212

Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects

The Digital Project Manager

What are project controls, and how can they help in risk management? Learn how to control projects by leveraging your existing project management reports. The post Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

Leadership Challenges

ProjectManager.com

Scores of people talk about leadership and its benefits, but few mention the obstacles that leaders face. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, discusses common leadership challenges, what the role looks like to the team and the larger organization, and how one must constantly adjust in order to succeed.